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Top Bezienswaardigheden Groningen

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1 - Martinitoren

The Martini Tower, situated on the Grote Markt, is the highest tower in the city of Groningen at 96.8 meters. The tower belongs to the Martinikerk. For the townspeople, the inhabitants of the city, the tower is nicknamed d'olle Grieze. In dialect: the old gray one. The Martini Tower is about 500 years old and has a rich history. Over the centuries, the tower survived a fire, was struck by lightning and the tower almost collapsed. It is one of the most famous sights of the city of Groningen.

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2 - Forum

Forum Groningen was opened on November 29, 2019. It is intended as a general meeting place for residents and visitors of the city of Groningen. A system of escalators in the central atrium connects the different floors of the building. A publicly accessible roof terrace has been constructed on the 45-meter high roof, which offers a spectacular view of the city. The building won various architecture awards in 2020 (the year after its opening).

Groninger Museum
3 - Groninger Museum

The Groninger Museum is one of the top attractions of the province of Groningen with a visitor number of approximately 200,000 visitors per year. The Groninger Museum was founded in 1847 and was then located in the University Library of Groningen. Construction of a new building started in 1987, which was completed in 1994. The building's chief architect is Allessandro Mendini. In addition, parts of the building were designed by guest architects. The middle part of the building was entirely designed by Mendini. Mendini originally conceived the gold-coloured tower as a depot. He deliberately placed this depot in the middle instead of a depot that is placed out of sight as much as possible.

Hoge en lage der A
4 - Hoge en lage der A

The names Hoge A and Lage A owe the streets to the quays. For a long time, the oldest harbor quarter of the city was directly connected to the sea. Waiting quietly until the water was the right height? The enterprising people of Groningen did not have time for that. They built a high quay, the Hoge der A, for loading and unloading during high tide. On the other side of the deep, there was a low quay during low tide, the low of the A. This allowed trading to continue uninterrupted. Along the water are beautiful buildings of which no fewer than 28 are national monuments and 11 municipal monuments. You can stroll along the quay and enjoy all the beauty around you.

Der Aa-kerk
5 - Der Aa-kerk

Der Aa-kerk, originally called Church of Our Lady ter Aa, is a church building in the center of the city of Groningen. It was built for Catholic worship and taken over by the Protestants during the Reformation.

6 - Korenbeurs

The Korenbeurs van Groningen is a building on the west side of the Vismarkt. The stock exchange, with its striking neoclassical facade, was built between 1862 and 1865, replacing two smaller stock exchange buildings. It belongs to the 'Top 100 of the Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg''

7 - Goudkantoor

At the beginning of the 17th century there was a rectory on the site of the Gold Office. This 'predicant behuysinghe' was bought by the city for 6500 guilders to establish a tax office there while awaiting new construction. In 1635 the Gold Office was built for the sum of 9000 guilders. The building is attributed by Cornelis Peters to city architect Johan Isbrants, who had succeeded Garwer Peters in 1629 and was also responsible for the Hoofdwacht (Corps de Garde). The client was the provincial commissions for buildings and water management works Ecko Mensenborch.

Sint Anthonygasthuis
8 - Sint Anthonygasthuis

The Sint Anthony hospital was founded in the sixteenth century to receive the poor and sick. This courtyard is an oasis of peace in the center of Groningen.,The Sint Anthony guest house was founded in 1517. The guest house was partly built with stones from the demolished Edzard Castle on the other side of the road. The guest house originally served as a plague house. Later it also got the function of a madhouse. Part of the income came from the townspeople who came to watch the madmen or fools on Sundays for a fee. After 1844 it became a guest house for the elderly. Today the houses are available for all ages.

9 - Pepergasthuis

The official name of the Pepergasthuis is Geertruidsgasthuis, but it has always been known as the Pepergasthuis, after the name of the street on which it is located, the Peperstraat. The Pepergasthuis is one of the most beautiful courtyards in Groningen. It consists of two separate courtyards, which are connected by an alley. It was founded in 1405 and originally served as a guest house for pilgrims who came to Groningen. Nowadays the houses are rented out by a housing association and are very popular.

10 - Prinsentuin

The Prinsentuin is a renaissance garden in the center of Groningen. This is located behind the Prinsenhof, a building from the 15th century. The garden was laid out in 1626 by order of stadtholder Willem Frederik and his wife Albertine Agnes. The Prinsentuin is completely walled and partly for that reason an oasis of peace, in the middle of the busy city center of Groningen. In the wall on the Turfsingel is the Zonnewijzerpoort dating from 1731, which was restored in 1953. In the garden there is a tearoom which is open from 1 April to 1 October in fine weather.

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